A fellow weaver on Ravelry mentioned assembling a baby blanket using the Flat Braid method. I’d never seen this one before so I wove up 4 Tiny squares with some left-over baby yarn and made this little blanket to try it out. It adds a bit of laciness to it. For those of you asking about assembling you might want to give this a try. I think I might use it on my swap afghan, when I finally get around to putting it together.
Google flat braid crochet and you’ll get lots of YouTube instructions.
I wove Tyler a mini skirt with two Tiny squares and knitted rib waistband. Fit’s her perfectly! I’m working on a top for it next. Looks good with her new cardigan, tho. Next I’m going to see what fancy, designer type yarns I may have in stash and see if I can weave her a party gown. I’m having a blast with my new doll!
Hope you’re finding fun things to weave. 🙂
I think this was from an old dishwashing detergent ad. But it probably should read … “misuse”. Still, it’s hard to get though a day if you are being cautious all the time. Things happen! 😛 There’s broken nails, hangnails, callouses, other cat scratches, nicks, nail bruises from a bad aim with the hammer and mysterious marks I have no idea where they came from.
But, heck… I do really use my hands! Other than a bit of carpel tunnel now and then and some arthritis in my right thumb, they are still doing a good job for me in spite of a little roughness and a few semi permanent stains! :laugh:
Hope you are getting good mileage from yours. And keeping them warm! 🙂
Well, we got it home at last. This is the traveling motel room we’re taking on our spring journey to visit the kids and our country. We’ll take a practice run later this winter and I’ll let you know how we like it! Himself just announced that we’re buying a new mattress for it. :laugh:
Here’s my scarf. I posted a close up below here but this is the overview. It was fun to do and I think even a small child could manage it. If you ‘google’ there are several sites giving instructions & it’s a great way to get kids ‘hooked’ on fiber crafts! I remember back in the Olden Days, we used to make endless cords with 4 strands of leather or plastic strips. And then there was friendship bracelets, a fine thread version of macrame`. Well, I’m sure we all went though it and here we are today…still at it! 😀
This is the scarf I made by finger knitting a skein of Lion Brand Jiffy Thick & Quick yarn. The band says there are 84 yards (76 m). It made a long rope, too long to be practical as a scarf so I finger crocheted it …made a chain… so shorten. It’s maybe a bit too short now. I could work it tighter and lengthen it that way but I think that would destroy the texture of it some. It’ll do and for a child it would be even better, of course. It’s also better this way for those of us who are uncomfortable with a ‘rope’ around our necks! :laugh: But it was fun to make and I’m going to have to try at least one more with some of that ‘fur’ novelty yarn I’ve bought for some unknown reason! 😛
This is my first large lady doll. Not counting the widow and the cloth dolls I made myself. The is a Tonner doll, for those of you ‘in the know’. I only learned of them when I joined a doll group on Ravelry and accidentally bought this one on ebay. But I’m glad I did. She’s very pretty. I spend three days knitting and reknitting this skirt from KnitPicks Lace weight wool and am still not really happy with it. But she is clothed, anyway. She came in a teddy and stockings. I’ve put them away for safe keeping but I love her little shoes.
Anyway… This is what I have been doing while Himself is on jury duty. Tomorrow I get back to painting. My frame stuff should be here this week sometime.
Stay warm and find something fun to fiber!